Newspapers around the world have fired Prince Philip, and the queen’s husband is remembered for his loyalty, sense of duty, and occasional politically incorrect comments.
The British press has led the way with a variety of banner covers in Saturday’s editions and there is no shortage of accompanying memorabilia excerpts.
“Goodbye, my beloved,” says the Daily mail on its cover, reporting on the queen’s “heartbreaking tribute” to her late husband. It features a 144-page newspaper with a “magical keepsake” magazine to commemorate the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing at the age of 99.
The Mirror takes a similar approach with its headline “Goodbye, my beloved” along with a photograph of the royal couple and a preview of their tribute retreat.
The Guardian The cover is dominated by a black and white portrait and the headline “Prince Philip 1921-2021”, as reported by royal correspondent Caroline Davies on the avalanche of tributes to the duke.
The Telegraph It also has a banner across the front, with commentary inside from Camilla Tominey, Allison Pearson, Charles Moore, and Gyles Brandreth.
“We all cry with you, ma’am,” says the Sun, on the front of a wraparound cover reserved for very important stories. It has a special 24-page tribute that includes an extension on the legendary escape of young Philip from Corfu in a fruit box. “A baby in an orange box” reads the headline.
The Times It also has a wraparound front with a picture of Philip in military garb and on the back of the cover has a quote from him when he was 90 years old describing his role as consort: “It was trial and error. There was no precedent. If I asked someone ‘What do you expect me to do?’ they all looked blank. They had no idea. Nobody had much idea. “
The late prince had a well known affection for his school days at Gordonstoun in Scotland and the regional newspaper, the Aberdeen Press and newspaper, It has the headline “Goodbye to the real ‘rock’.”
The Daily entry He says “My strength, my pain.”
The FOOT has a picture of the prince on its cover and pokes fun at a piece inside by historian Simon Schama, while the I It says “A Life of Duty” alongside a photograph of the prince removing a bowler hat at his last official individual engagement in 2017.
Australian newspapers have also given the story many inches of column coverage, noting that Philip visited the country more than 20 times.
“A loyal prince and devoted to his queen, dead at 99,” says the Australian.
“The ‘strength’ of the queen: Felipe dies at 99”, says the Sydney Morning Herald, while the Melbourne Age It goes with “Death of a Prince” along with a photograph of the “towering figure”.
In the Western Australia, the coverage resembles the British press, as the newspaper features a 16-page tribute and a front page that reads “A Life of Service.”
The Times of India It has a small image on its front and its history Focus about the prince’s three trips to India and his controversial shooting of a tiger many decades ago.
As any avid viewer of The Crown will know, Philip had family connections to Germany, and his best-selling newspaper, picture, splash to your death.
“Er war ihr King” reads the headline, which roughly translates to “He was their king.”
In France, Launch It does not top the story, but it has the image of the bowler hat and a headline that says “La dernière sortie du prince consort” or “The last departure of the prince.”
In Spain The world It says “The politically incorrect loyal consort”, or “The politically incorrect loyal consort”.
USA Today has the story on the cover of its website, but your preferred angle is whether or not Harry and Meghan will attend the funeral.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism